Contrary to popular belief, Australia is not a country populated with kangaroos, sheep, crocodiles, and a few humans. It is a country filled with talented, hard-working, friendly, and industrious people. Fortunately for us wine lovers, these qualities carry over to the wine industry. Karen MacNeil is quick to point out in her book The Wine Bible that high tech is the name of the game in today’s wine production methods in Australia. Yet, in spite of the sophistication in production, the wine remains like the people themselves – outgoing and unpretentious.